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US DOE authorises non-FTA exports from Eagle LNG

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the issuance of an order to Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC approving exports of domestically produced LNG from the Eagle Jacksonville Project, to be located along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Eagle Jacksonville Project, ultimately owned by Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, L.P., plans to export small scale quantities of LNG, as well as serve the domestic market and provide LNG as a shipping fuel.

“I am excited to see a company like Eagle LNG developing new and innovative ways to use US LNG,” said Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “And I am pleased that the Department of Energy was able to efficiently approve Eagle LNG’s export application after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project, allowing Eagle LNG to bring their innovative LNG solutions to the market as quickly as possible.”

Under the order, Eagle LNG will have authority to export up to 0.14 billion ft3/d of natural gas as LNG from the proposed Eagle Jacksonville Project. Eagle LNG is authorised to export the LNG by ocean-going vessel or by ISO container to any country with which the US does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not prohibited by US law or policy. The FERC authorised Eagle LNG to site, construct, and operate the Eagle Jacksonville Project on 19 September 2019.

“The small scale LNG market is an increasingly important energy supply option for our neighbours, and Eagle LNG has been an industry leader in this growing segment of the market,” said Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg. “This action furthers the administration’s commitment to promoting American energy production which is critical to American workers and the American economy.”

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